Approximately 60 people turned out on a chilly Friday night on 15th December for the Middleham Carol Concert.
The concert had a true Yorkshire flavour with the carols being accompanied by the Bedale Brass Band. The carols were interspersed with various Christmas readings, the highlights of which was our award winning reader Jacqueline Wells reading a piece by Gervase Phinn. However there is nothing better than home made and we were treated to two delightful lighter pieces, Angel Adventure and Shepherd's News written by Revd. Liz Moody who led the service, ably read by Ann Lundie and Howard Thomas.
Afterwards we enjoyed home made mince pies washed down with a tasty tot of mulled wine.
The collection during the service raised over £200 to help the poor Syrian refugees sadly living under tarpaulin in a desperate plight.
The East Witton Christmas Fair was the usual popular event it always is. A great opportunity to get some Christmas shopping with great bargains to be had. Some local folks showcased craft work and the like which was wonderful to see what hidden talents there are around.
There was a raffle with some lovely prizes. Even if you did't come to buy the fair was a wonderful opportunity for people to come and have a natter and catch up with friends with the kitchen team keeping the cups of tea flowing accompanied by delicious home made mince pies.
Thank you to all who worked hard in organising the event which raised over £400 for Church funds.